Posts Tagged "container gardening"

Mum Buddies 101

Posted on September 11th, 2021

As our days get shorter and the nights get cooler, it’s time to start thinking about fall colors and decorating for the season! One of our staple fall plants here at the garden center is traditional fall mums. They’re available in a wide range of colors, which means you can create a beautiful fall container […]

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Mums 101

Posted on September 5th, 2021

Everyone knows chrysanthemums as the classic autumn annual, but people often wonder just how long they will last, and when all those buds are going to open. The answers to these questions depend heavily on temperature and the intensity and duration of sun exposure. However, we can narrow down a window where you can expect […]

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Container Planting 101

Posted on June 20th, 2021

With summer here, it means more time spent outside, with lots of cookouts and family gatherings on decks and patios. To create a welcoming space that everyone will enjoy, dress up your outdoor areas with beautiful custom containers for a colorful focal point. Putting together a unique container might sound overwhelming, but we’re here to […]

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Annual Care 101

Posted on May 23rd, 2021

Everyone is a gardener when it comes to annuals! Annual plants only stick around with us for one year but with a little TLC, they can have one heck of a year!  Annuals are rewarding, fun, and allow you to be as creative as you like.  Anyone can plant annuals even with minimal gardening experience. […]

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Many Hands make Light Work

Posted on November 1st, 2018

We have so few fall days to get outside and enjoy the little bit of warmer weather we have left.  Grab the whole family and finish up the last of the fall chores together.  Working as a family will make all the work seem lighter.  Heck, have some fun while you do it.  And…of course, […]

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Summer Treats

Posted on July 6th, 2018

SUMMER TREATS (Products that are good for your lawn and garden in the summer heat!) “It is sooo hot!”  This is what I have been hearing a lot of this summer.  Fellow employees are hot, customers are hot, dogs are hot, kids are hot, everyone is hot!  We are able to express our feelings and […]

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Plants to Prune right now!

Posted on June 28th, 2018

Fourth of July is often used as a marker for pruning some shrubs, perennials, and annuals. Knowing when to prune is an important step in keeping your plants healthy and thriving. Now is the perfect time to  prune the following : Evergreen trees and shrubs Rhododendron Azalea Weigela Viburnum Forsythia Lilacs Spiraea Andromeda Privet Mock […]

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Hot Summer Color

Posted on June 8th, 2018

With Father’s Day just around the corner, do you think it’s finally possible that mother nature will turn the heat up and let the sunshine? I think we are all ready for summer to arrive. I absolutely love being the annual greenhouse manager. Every day I come to work and get to enjoy all the […]

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Fall Containers

Posted on September 14th, 2017

The nights are getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, and for us, at Van Wilgen’s that means mums, fall foliage, corn stalks, and of course, pumpkins everywhere! Unfortunately for our summer container gardens, it also means it’s time for a change. Here are a few tips to add a touch of fall to your […]

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Grow for the glory

Posted on June 30th, 2017

July is here, with that comes fun times with all our family and friends. Some of my best memories are of all the family barbecues which generally started on the fourth of July weekend. I love to decorate and create elaborate displays for these special times. It’s my way of creating an inviting setting to […]

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